On the second COMMENTARY podcast this week, Abe Greenwald, and John Podhoretz wonder at the weak sourcing of the stories about the Russian effort to hijack the 2016 election, while Noah Rothman scoffs that we could question the effort. Which we don’t. As we explain. We also get a little testy at Obama’s UN ambassador Samantha Power giving a high-and-mighty moral speech about Syria when she stood by as the Obama administration did nothing to prevent the genocide. Give a listen.

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In this week’s first podcast, Noah Rothman, Abe Greenwald, and John Podhoretz say many different things about the Russian hacking and the election, and about hacking in general, and try to keep it interesting even though they kept having to interrupt themselves because of sirens going on outside their window.

Also, why shouldn’t prospective cabinet appointments be like Miss Americas? Give a listen.

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On today’s podcast, Abe Greenwald, Noah Rothman, and John Podhoretz ventilate upon the president-elect’s decision to attack a local union official by name — a classic instance of punching down, a style Trump has used to great effect — and wonder what it portends for a presidency that wishes to project strength above all. We worry about the PEOTUS’s apparent unwillingness to divest himself of his businesses and the political problems it will cause both him and the Republican party, not to mention the potential for policy chaos. And we don’t let Barack Obama off the hook either for his speech full of self-praise for the terrorism problem he has actually exacerbated. Give a listen.

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On this week’s first COMMENTARY podcast, we take up the decision to halt work on the Dakota Pipeline due to the tactics of protesters and whether this provides the incoming Trump administration with the possibility of a win. We dispute the contention of Mike Pence that the free market is a loser, and argue over the Taiwan phone call like teenagers arguing over the phone.

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On this week’s second COMMENTARY podcast, the boys discuss the ways in which the election results make it clear liberals are going to use the power they have left—cultural supremacy—to try and hold the line against Donald Trump and the Republicans, and whether it will work. And whether offering corporate welfare to Carrier will help Trump in the long run. Give a listen.

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In the latest COMMENTARY podcast, the election you thought was over, well, isn’t. Hillary Clinton’s team announces its intention to join a recount in the upper Midwest, sending the nation hurtling back into its partisan corners and preventing Democrats from coming to terms with why they lost. Also, how the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro exposed the left’s nostalgia for revolutionary communism and, with it, an utter contempt for human rights.

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What does South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s nomination to lead the American mission to the United Nations say about Donald Trump? Quite a few surprising and even encouraging things, according to COMMENTARY Magazine podcast hosts John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman.

The gang discusses the prospect of Mitt Romney’s ascension to the post of Secretary of State, Donald Trump’s desire to divest from his company, and the high stakes should he choose not to do so.

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In the first of this week’s podcasts, we discuss the question of why and whether Donald Trump will, in fact, divest himself of the Trump Organization and the fact that he is now in the position of picking and choosing which policies he can attempt to put into effect since his candidacy did not rest on policy prescriptions.

Also, why the liberal culture’s refusal to be magnanimous in its victory has led the Democratic party to its present parlous state. Give a listen.

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John Podhoretz is out on assignment this week. Filling in, Abe Greenwald and Noah Rothman dig into a weekend of anti-Trump protests and some violence, punctuated by reports of racist acts of harassment and vandalism by Trump supporters. Do Donald Trump’s early administration picks give us a window into how he will govern? Finally, which direction will the Democratic Party go as it enters a rebuilding period? We probably already know the answer to that one.

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Well, here we are. In this podcast, we here at COMMENTARY eat crow about our presumption Donald Trump couldn’t win, we explain why we think he did, and why Hillary Clinton failed so spectacularly. Give a listen.

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Roughly 36 hours from the time at which this podcast was recording, America will know the results of the 2016 presidential election. In the latest COMMENTARY podcast, John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman examine some likely scenarios as to how this thing will play out. Has Donald Trump awoken a sleeping giant in the form of the dormant Latino vote? Did Trump essentially win this race in June by emboldening an entirely new electorate that has never before voted and who isn’t showing up in the polls? Plus, how exactly do you pronounce Nevada?

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…and this is no bum steer. It’s from COMMENTARY handicappers, who are real sincere.

No, we don’t sing the score from Guys and Dolls on the second of this week’s podcasts, but we do get into the nitty-gritty of the soon-to-be-final predictive numbers on the Trump-Clinton race, and we conclude that… well, you have to listen to find out.

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The bomb strike hit the Clinton campaign and the presidential race a few days ago, and the COMMENTARY crowd assesses the damage with the same level of information everybody else has but an unbridled willingness to speculate and categorize and just generally try to keep the conversation going.

With detours to South Korea and the question of the democratic model vs. the Chinese model — give a listen.

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In the second of this week’s podcasts, the COMMENTARY gang (John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman) look into the reporting on the Trump political machine that reveals it really ain’t much of a machine. We also examine the genuinely distasteful revelations from the Wikileaks email dump about the machinations behind the Clinton money machine—a machine that went into high gear to fund the Clinton lifestyle, the Clinton Foundation, and Hillary Clinton’s personal staff.

We conclude with thoughts about whether the Republican Party even ought to be saved. Give a listen.

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On the first of this week’s podcasts, the COMMENTARY crew (JPod, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman) suggest two scenarios post-election: One in which nothing really changes and Donald Trump remains a leading force in our politics going forward, or one in which everything changes, which brings apocalyptic dangers of its own. Yes, it’s another cheerful discussion of our wondrous future from the people who are bottling pessimism but hopefully make you laugh as we do it. Give a listen.

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In the latest COMMENTARY podcast, John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman dive into the final presidential debate. Donald Trump’s remarkable habit of missing opportunities is indicative of how he has run this race, and why Clinton seems set to win in November. Clinton is, however, still Clinton. She will be paranoid and secretive, and Donald Trump won’t be missing anymore opportunities to attack her. Instead, her opponent will be House Speaker Paul Ryan. If the GOP doesn’t tear itself apart, the future for Democrats under Hillary Clinton is a fraught one.

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On the first of this week’s two COMMENTARY podcasts, we discuss how the nightmarishly bad polling for Donald Trump doesn’t necessarily translate into bad polling for the GOP itself—and how the possible election-day repudiation of Trump may not bring the Republicans who are fleeing in disgust from Trump back into the fold just yet. Also how Hillary Clinton may enter office under clouds the likes of which no incoming president has ever been cast in shadow. Give a listen.

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On the second of this week’s COMMENTARY podcasts, Abe Greenwald, Noah Rothman, and John Podhoretz contemplate the post-election-day future. What condition will the Republican Party and its officials find themselves in? Will their fear of the Trump base dissipate in the case of an anti-Trump landslide, or will they continue as they have all year? And what options will Hillary Clinton have if she is president without a firm mandate and a large enough majority in the Senate to get whatever legislation she seeks through to her desk? Oy, the scenarios, they could drive you crazy. Give a listen.

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On the first of this week’s COMMENTARY podcasts, Abe Greenwald, Noah Rothman, and John Podhoretz discuss the Trump poll plunge into the 30s and the beginning of his flame war against the GOP for betraying him.

The question they ask is: Which part of the Republican base does the party have to appeal to if and when Trump loses—his base or the millions of Republican-aligned voters who appear to be fleeing the party because of him? We make specific reference to a powerful tweetstorm by Mary Beth Glenn that John reads as though he were reciting “Invictus.” Give a listen.

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On this week’s second podcast, the COMMENTARY boys discuss the latest revelations in the Hillary Clinton email scandal, including the eerie assurance of White House officials that they could quash questions on Sunday-morning chat shows about the matter. Two notable brothers get mentioned. Also, can there be reconciliation in the GOP after a Trump defeat, as Noah Rothman suggests in his much-discussed blog post at COMMENTARY,  Reconciliation and Renewal After Trump? Listen, your guess is as good as ours, but you’ll only be able to guess if you listen!

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